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Listed Building record MDR12945 - Milepost, Market Place, Wirksworth

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  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Milepost, Market Place, Wirksworth, an early 19th century structure. Cast iron milepost, painted white with black lettering. The rounded top has 'LONDON / 139 / MILES' inscribed on it. One side of the body of the milepost is inscribed 'DUFFIELD 8½ / DERBY 13 / MILES', and below this 'J. HARRISON / DERBY'. The other side has 'NEWHAVEN 9 / BUXTON 20 / MANCHEStr 44 / MILES'. (1) One of a near complete series between Duffield and Wirksworth on the old Derby-Manchester road. (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'MARKET PLACE 1. (East Side) 1839 Mile Post on North West angle of Town Hall SK 2854 1/66 II 2. Early C19. Cast iron with rounded top plate lettered, "London 139 miles" and the splayed faces, "Duffield 8 1/2, Derby 13; Newhaven 9, Buxton 20, Manchester 44 miles". Listing NGR: SK2868354025.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/WIR/06.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 28683 54025 (point)

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2024 4:39PM

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